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Responsive Design with JavaFX

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With CSS technologies it’s relatively easy to create a responsive design for your website. Depending on the sizeof the screen you can use a different CSS File and Layout. In JavaFX this might seem a bit harder at first sight, since CSS is only responsible for styling, but not for the layout. But using different FXML Files for the respective ...

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REST 101 For Developers

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Local Code Execution Functions in high-level languages like C are compiled into procedures in assembly. They add a level of indirection that frees us from having to think about memory addresses. Methods and polymorphism in object-oriented languages like Java add another level of indirection that frees us from having to think about the specific variant of a set of similar ...

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What’s new in Java 8 (Part II – What might come)

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Disclaimer: I do not work for Oracle or represent Oracle in any way. This list of features is not official. This is just part of my research as an “outsider”. This is part II of a three part series of posts. In the first part, I talked about what Oracle has officially let developers know what should come out in ...

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Understanding ElasticSearch Analyzers

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Sadly, lots of early Internet beer recipes aren’t necessarily in an easily digestible format; that is, these recipes are unstructured intermixed lists of directions and ingredients often originally composed in an email or forum post. So while it’s hard to easily put these recipes into traditional data stores (ostensibly for easier searching), they’re perfect for ElasticSearch in their current form. ...

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Android ViewHolder Pattern Example

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Now we are going to code the smooth scrolling of our Android ListView. In the previous post, we tried to understand how the ListView with adapter works. This time, it will be all about performance. I did this a separate post because Android ListView is difficult to understand at times. What I have in mind is, “we have to do ...

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Exploring Apache Camel Core – File Component

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A file poller is a very useful mechanism to solve common IT problems. Camel’s built-in file component is extremely flexible, and there are many options available for configuration. Let’s cover few common usages here. Polling a directory for input files Here is a typical Camel Route used to poll a directory for input files on every second.       ...

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Scala Wonderland: The functional style

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Scala encourages to use a functional style of programming. For programmers coming from imperative world of Java or C# it is the main challenge. The first step is to recognize the difference between functional and imperative programming. Scala has two keywords for variable declaration: var – mutable variables val – immutable variables One sign of imperative sign is occurence of ...

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How to Prevent Crying During Your Technical Interview

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A recent blog post Technical Interviews Make Me Cry by Pamela Fox tells the personal tale of a technologist and conference speaker who gets a Skype/Stypi interview for her dream job, becomes stumped on a technical question, breaks down in tears, almost abandons the interview, fights through it, and eventually gets the job.  Everyone loves a happy ending, and it ...

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Top 10 Questions of Java Strings

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The following are top 10 frequently asked questions about Java Strings. 1. How to compare strings? Use “==” or use equals()? In brief, “==” tests if references are equal and equals() tests if values are equal. Unless you want to check if two strings are the same object, you should always use equals(). It would be better if you know ...

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